Amy leaves us at the end of this term to return to Korea with her family. We wish Amy and her family a safe trip back to Korea and send them many blessings.

I have have really enjoyed my time here at St Mary’s school. I love the school environment, the fresh air, the nature and the estuary - it’s just so different from Korea. I really like that I can go out and enjoy the fresh air so much and eat our lunch, but I do find the seagulls annoying. I love learning in New Zealand because you can choose where you learn. It can be at a table, on a beanbag, on the mat or even outside. I love working in the big classrooms having lots of friends and nice teachers. It also is great when we go to the staffroom after Class Mass and share yummy food with our family and friends. I also really like Kapa Haka and learning the songs and haka - I will be sharing that with my Auntie back in Korea. 

One of the most special things for me and my Mum was when I made my Holy Communion and having some of my teachers as my godparents and sponsor. I love saying my prayers and Church and when I say my prayers it just feels nice.  

The things I have loved about New Zealand is the outdoors, the fresh air and the bush. Some of my favourite places have been Hamilton Gardens, Te Papa, Mount Maunganui and the hot pools, Auckland Sky Tower and the beautiful Hamurana.

I am excited to be going home but I will miss New Zealand and my friends but I hope to come back to study again sometime.